Young Quaker Climate Work

In 2020, Young Quakers worldwide were welcomed to a 10-week series of 5 online workshops to build a community of Young Quakers around the world  interested in Climate Action, Peace, and Justice.

From August 29 to October 24, 2020, Young Quakers worldwide were welcomed to a 10 week series of 5 online workshops to build a community of Young Quakers around the world who are interested in Climate Action, Peace, and Justice.

The workshop was made by young Friends across the four branches of FWCC, for Young Friends around the world.

You can find a list of all the statements from the workshops, video extracts and more here.

Aims of the online workshops were:

  • To build a network of Young Quakers around the world, and across Quaker branches, who are engaged in climate action, peace, and justice
  • To allow Young Quakers to share their stories, experiences, and thoughts on climate justice, peace, and justice.
  • To create a reflective statement from each of the 5 online workshops and a final statement from the whole experience that outlines plans for the future of this Young Quaker global community, and their hopes for the wider global Quaker community.

This online series was just the beginning of the Young Quaker work for climate action. If you would like to join the network of Young Friends or have ideas for FWCC and how we can support Young Friends around the world who are passionate about climate action, please email sustinabilty@fwcc.world.

What next?

Following on from this series of workshops, FWCC are partnering with Woodbrooke to run an intergenerational course where Quakers of all ages can learn together. The course is called The Foundations and future of Quaker change making. The project is organised by a group of group of Young Friends aged 18-35 from the Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace and Justice network.

The course will be running for 12 weeks from 17 November 2021 – 8 February 2022. Every 2 weeks we plan to have a live session and in between sessions there will be a moodle (online forum) where people can share resources related to the session themes. Topics will include Quaker history and tradition, the role of community in resisting burnout and managing disagreement and decision making, relationships with ecumenical and interfaith groups, managing hope and despair in times of climate emergency, and planning for the future.

Find out more about the course and how to get involved on Woodbrooke’s website.